The head dress on the 3rd one down almost makes me think of an African/Japanese hybrid. Like a tribal Kabuto. Cool stuff Robert.
Really cool concepts.....Looking foward for more...
Suuuuuuper-Dope! Love It!
these are awesome robert. i miss having your technical skill and advice @ hand... if only i had enough credits left to take digital portfolio.
Most excellent, Robert. You've caught the proud spirit of the 18th Century (and modern) Zulu. I apologize for sounding trollish however, but "the Devil is in the detail" and you've got a few "devils". The back bindings of a Zulu shield (the "imigibelo") are triangular, the spear-heads are not mounted to the shaft with a socket but rather with a long pin driven into the wood and wrapped, the collar tags on the British tunics were worn with the sphinx head facing the throat not away, the tunic is overall a bit too long in the skirting, and the bayonet mounting is all wrong- the socket locks onto the forsight rather than further down the barrel. If you need images or advice, go to rorkesdriftvc.com-- there are several experts and a few painters as well (Smithart) in residence there who would be glad to answer any questions you might have. My own user name there is "Sawubona". Drop me a PM if I can help.
Those of variations are beautiful.
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